Academic Catalog

Computer Programming Classes

Programming Fundamentals

Item Number
CPW 101CL
Credits
5

This course is an introduction to programming concepts that enforces good programming style and logical thinking. Designed for students with little or no programming language experience, it begins with basic general programming concepts and key concepts of structure. The course then progresses to the intricacies of decision-making, looping, array manipulation, and methods. 

.NET Programming

Item Number
CPW 116
Credits
5

Create programs using the .NET Framework with focus on desktop and console applications. Use decision structures, loops, and arrays to solve problems. Apply exception handling and data validation to programs. Use the predefined libraries in .NET Framework to solve problems. Create methods and learn to pass and return arguments. Create classes and use the classes as objects in programming. Use databases to store and retrieve the data from the applications. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 142 and CPW 210.

Web Design Principles

Item Number
CPW 118
Credits
5

Explores how the web works and methods and limitations of delivering content on the web. Examines usability issues such as interface design and structure, and how to accommodate a wide variety of viewports, from smartphones to cinema screen computer monitors. Students will build a four-page portfolio style website using Notepad and Photoshop, and post it to the Internet.

Java Object-Oriented Programming

Item Number
CPW 142
Credits
5

Construct a foundation of procedural programming concepts and skills requisite for professional object-oriented software development. Use Java, a modern-structured, object-oriented language, to develop your problem-solving and algorithm formulation skills. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 101 and MAT 099.

Java Object-Oriented Programming II

Item Number
CPW 143
Credits
5

Build your problem-solving skills with the fundamental concepts and techniques of object-oriented Java programming in analyzing, designing, and implementing computer programs. Practice problem-solving methods and algorithm development to analyze, design, implement, modify, verify, and document computer programs that solve real-world problems. Develop a good conceptual understanding of data and functional abstraction. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 142.

Principles of Relational Databases

Item Number
CPW 150
Credits
5

Delve into the fundamental concepts, terminologies, methodologies, and system organizations of database management systems. Develop the theoretical foundation of understanding necessary to design, implement, optimize, query, and maintain a database system. Propose, design and develop a database, using a relational database management system to reinforce the theoretical concepts. 

Advanced JavaScript

Item Number
CPW 203
Credits
5

Reinforce fundamentals and create larger applications using JavaScript. Dive deeper into event-driven programming. Update web pages dynamically by manipulating the HTML Document Object Model (DOM). Learn how to integrate existing JavaScript libraries and frameworks into your applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 223.

Object-Oriented Analysis & Design

Item Number
CPW 205CAP
Credits
5

Explore methodologies and technologies used in analyzing, designing and developing object-oriented software systems intended to solve real-world problems. Build on the Systems Development Life Cycle model initially presented in the CPW 101 course to model and design systems using tools such as CRC cards and the Unified Modeling Language, which includes class, use case, and sequence diagrams. Discuss the theoretical and practical aspects of object orientation. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 245.

Advanced Database Programming

Item Number
CPW 210
Credits
5

Advanced database programming using a commercial relational database management system. Perform object creation, manipulation and control using SQL. Write simple and complex queries to solve problems. Create advanced objects like stored procedures and triggers. Explore non-relational systems and business intelligence.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 101, CPW 150.

Advanced .NET Programming

Item Number
CPW 212
Credits
5

Learn advanced .NET programming — writing classes, working with indexers, overloading operators, and other advanced object-oriented concepts. Work with databases using ADO.NET, databinding, and object-relational mappers. Learn techniques for working non-relational data storage.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 116.

.NET Web Programming

Item Number
CPW 213
Credits
5

Earn professional experience in analyzing, designing, and developing dynamic, data-driven, commercial web applications using Microsoft ASP.NET. Gain a solid foundation in web development covering topics from state management, security, using various data stores, working with forms, and more.

 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 116 and CPW 203.

Co-requisites

CPW 212.

Notes

CPW 212 may be taken as a prerequisite or co-requisite.

Advanced .NET Web Programming

Item Number
CPW 215
Credits
5

Build upon existing fundamental ASP.NET skills. Learn how to build scalable, secure, and maintainable web applications. Apply advanced object-oriented techniques while diving deeper into design patterns. Learn how to create and consume web services. Explore server architecture and data storage options with the public cloud.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 212 and CPW 213.

Portfolio

Item Number
CPW 217CAP
Credits
5

Build a portfolio website showcasing skills developed in the Computer Programming and Web Development program. Create a fully functional website from start to finish. Analyze and derive requirements by creating a project proposal or by working with an actual client. Larger projects will utilize source control and emphasize team work.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 215.

C++

Item Number
CPW 218
Credits
5

Deals with learning programming using C++ as the primary language with a focus on problem-solving and introduction to object-oriented concepts and terms. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 245.

Introduction to JavaScript

Item Number
CPW 223
Credits
5

Introduces the fundamentals of working with JavaScript. Applies variables, objects, arrays, strings, conditional statements, and external data to create dynamic, interactive web pages. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 101 and CPW 118.

Programming Practicum

Item Number
CPW 240
Credits
5

Programming on a medium-scale in object-oriented development, consolidating prior programming principles and expanding knowledge of application design. This course introduces students to some concepts of advanced programming. Topics may include Graphical User Interface (GUI), Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), multithreading, inner classes, collections, exceptions, file I/O (NIO), networking, reflection, Swing, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Naming Service (JNDI), Serialization, Servlets, and JavaServer Pages (JSP).

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 245.

Data & Logic Structures

Item Number
CPW 245
Credits
5

Expand your understanding of object-oriented programming techniques by implementing abstract data types as data structures in solving complex computing problems. Study the fundamental algorithms of computer science while using mathematical principles to analyze the efficiency of their implementation. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 143.

Phone Programming

Item Number
CPW 252
Credits
5

Covers the concepts involved with programming on the phone — source control, phone emulators, phone APIs, and deployment. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CPW 245.

Internship

Item Number
CPW 299CAP
Credits
5

Earn college credit by applying learned technical skills in professional work experiences directly related to your studies in Computer Programming and Web Development. Perform 165 hours of part-time or full-time labor as an intern with a public or private enterprise, as a paid employee, or as a volunteer. Study and practice in resume building, interviewing, and job-search skills by actually identifying and then applying for an intern position. Work site supervisor and CPW faculty will jointly evaluate your performance. 

Prerequisites

Instructor’s permission.

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